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Re: Changelogs (Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e"))

On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 11:42:44PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 08:36:20 +1000, Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> said: 
> > Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
> >> If it caused a Debian bug to be closed, that is a significant
> >> change in status for the Debian package (it may not be for the
> >> upstream software being packaged, but it is for my package).
> > What if the bug was reported after the new Debian package was
> > uploaded?  Why does it suddenly stop being a significant change? 
> 	Good point. Shall we mandate that all bug closures be
>  adequately documented in the ChangeLog? I would be quite happy with
>  that.

Ai. Er, I hope you're not planning to encourage people to upload new
versions of packages just to add bug numbers to the changelog? Because
that would be most inefficient and wrong.

My answer to Herbert would be "it would be nice, but unfortunately time
travel is not yet among our capabilities".

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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